Kilimanjaro treks 7 Days Lemosho Route
Kilimanjaro treks 7 Days Lemosho Route
Lemosho Route is approaching the summit from the west of the mountain. Lemosho Route is considered to be easier and more beautiful than any other trail and it retains a real sense of unspoilt wilderness. We travel through the forest and moorland from the west of the mountain, crossing the caldera of Shira Volcano and exploring the rock formations of the plateau.
The 7 days route gives a complete maximum time to acclimatization and also gives the perfect view of the glaciers on the crater rim, before joining with other routes and making the final ascent to the top.
Total trip duration is 9 days.
Detailed Itinerary: 7 Days Lemosho Route
Day 1: Mti Mkubwa Camp (Full board)
After breakfast at the hotel in Moshi, we drive approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We start our ascent along the forest trail we camp at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking
Day 2: Shira Camp (Full board)
We leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp.
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (3,550 m): 6-7 hours walking
Day 3: Barranco Valley (Full Board)
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,900 m).
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking
Day 4: Karanga Camp (Full Board)
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking
Day 5: Barafu Camp (Full Board)
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.
The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking
Day 7: Mweka Gate to Moshi (Full Board)
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking
Kilimanjaro Climbing Includes:
• 2 Nights accommodation at Keys Hotel
• Quality four-season mountain tents
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides
• All Park fees and Rescue fees
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Arrival and Departure transfers
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• Clean, purified drinking water
• Crisis management and safety procedures
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters
• Sleeping Mattress
• Tanzania Visa
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
|2 People||US$ 2200|
|3 People||US$ 2150|
|4~5 people||US$ 2100|
|6~8 people||US$ 2050|
|9-10 people||US$ 2000|